At three years old, a chatty, energetic little boy named Owen Suskind ceased to speak, disappearing into autism with apparently no way out. Almost four years passed and the only stimuli that engaged Owen were Disney films…
Film ini tidak sedang tayang di MUBI, tetapi ada 30 film bagus lainnya.
It may not be awards worthy but it sure as hell is heartwarming and an interesting watch. Of course, it is not a documentary about autism, it has no real insight about it, and can be viewed as lewd Disney infomercial, but Owen is a great character on screen (and a wonderful, complicated human being outside of it).
As someone who also grew up with the 90's Disney vault, and hopes to work in animation for living, I found Owen's story very touching and inspiring. It's encouraging to know that your miserable drawings and cartoons would be able to change someone's life forever.
This reflective look at one man's view of life is heartrending and hits very close to home for anyone who has felt alone or different and enhances the powerful nostalgic impact of Disney classics that we can't let go of even as we face the reality of adulthood and life's mishaps and sorrows.
It's heartwarming and sweet, a realistic point of view from someone with a condition that we barely know much or see on documentaries. The fact that Disney can connects us in any life perspective is amazing, it's where the true magic comes from.
7.4/10, "a heartfelt monograph of an uncharacteristic case study, but if one is whetted to know more about autism in a larger picture, that is a mission LIFE, ANIMATED has neither intention nor faculty to accomplish."
my full review - https://wp.me/p1eXom-3Lo
I liked the animated segments, but I also feel like the film was very exploitative, and while the family clearly has the best intentions for Owen and clearly loved him, they were all kinda assholes. Also, it's interesting that Disney helped him to express himself and learn, but why did it have to be Disney? I sincerely hope this doesn't win the Oscar.
A very touching documentary which highlights both the dangers and the beauty of Disney idealism. I felt it helped me understand my best friend's love of anime better, with their exaggerated facial expressions. Watching Bambi's death on the evening he'd moved away seemed like a bad choice! Though I think Owen found comfort in its predictability; and, in fairness, I read Chris Ware when I feel emotionally vulnerable.